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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Since all of the 3D offerings of Castlevania are regarded as inferior games to their 2D counterparts, you might say that the newest instalment in the seminal Castlevania series, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is aptly named since the 3D versions, which incessantly get unflattering reviews are...
Excerpt: The 3D iterations of Konami’s long standing Castlevania series have always had a very mixed reception. While the series has maintained almost constant popularity in the 2D realm, there have been many fans that have not warmed to the 3D style of gameplay.
Excerpt: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is the newest installment in Konami's long-running Castlevania series. This latest game takes place three years after the events in the NES game, Dracula's Curse .
Excerpt: The epic struggle of good vs. evil between the Belmont Family and the Dracula Clan has won the hearts and imaginations of many generations of gamers over the years. Whips and crosses versus blood-sucking hybrids and other foul creatures of the night is just too irresistible a combination to turn...
Conclusion: I like the Innocent Devils enough, but the combat needed to be more in depth and there really needed to be more of a platform element in order for this game to find its muse. The series is taking steps in the right direction, but it's just not hitting the ball out of the park yet.
Conclusion: It's the best 3D Castlevania yet, but comes nowhere near being as good as the 2D efforts -- even the ones released recently. It's an interesting take on the Castlevania mythos, but won't sate die-hards and won't convert casual players.
Conclusion: Curse of Darkness will take about ten hours to complete. Players who have to collect everything will probably have to triple that time. You’ll unlock a few extra modes after beating the game, but there isn’t anything extraordinary here to warrant a second or third playthrough.